Aluminium Domestic Roller Shutter
Aluminium shutters were developed in Germany over fifty years ago, and derived from a timber slat woven together with string.
The first aluminium slat was a single skin roll formed section that was fitted together using a hinge like shape. There have been many developments and many shapes produced from that early design.
The slat we use is a double walled cavity, curved profile with a PU foam injected into it during the forming process. Although derived from the early timber slat the AR4OO series slat represents many technological advantages, and forms the basis for our modern roller shutter.
Curtain Weight 4.0kg/m2 (AR400 Series).
Size Range Width 400mm to 3600mm. (Single Span)
Size Range Height 600mm to 3000mm. (Standard Range)
Maximum Size 7.7m2
Materials Used 90% Aluminium, with some Plastics for the slat end inserts, at each alternate end of the slats, Rubber rings on the Aluminium axle to protect the curtain as it winds around the axle, and Spring Steels Straps that connect the curtain to the axle, slat insulating foam 'Green Friendly' polyurethane foam that is both CFC (Chloroflurocarbon) and HCFC (Hydrochloroflurocarbon) free. all other parts are Aluminium, except for the motor drive system.
Please note: Shutters that exceed 7.7 square meters require a centre mullion, eg. 3600mm x 2135mm or 7.7m2, or use the Commercial which can span 11.8 square meters.
Security: Australia's largest home insurer the NRMA reports that 55% of domestic home break-ins are through unprotected windows. This offer the first line of defense in this situation and has the major advantage of being a visual deterrent. The unique operation and locking device also offer a physical barrier against forced intrusion.
Thermal Insulation: The slat is rolled to form a hollow casing into which a PU foam is injected, creating an 8.7mm (AR4OO series) thick wall of insulation, similar in style to a cool room. There is that added insulating qualities of the air gap between the shutter and the window. These functions could provide up to *90% reduction in thermal transfer through the covered window.
Noise Insulation: The insulating qualities have the additional function of dampening the intrusion of unwanted noise by up to 50%. By creating a barrier in front of the window, the noise flow, which is transferred by vibrations through the air is reduced.
Light Control: Depending on the type of installation and building construction, this product can offer up to 100% control of the effects of harmful ultra violet and infra-red rays. The shutter has the added function of perforations along the slat hinge that can be adjusted to diffuse the suns rays, while allowing light into the room.
Storm Protection: Offer a physical barrier against driving rain, high winds and flying debris. Especially effective against hail, protecting the glass from breaking and possible personal injury.
Fire Protection: The heat from a bush fire can easily shatter the glass in a window and allow the entry of radiant heat and ashes to the home. In this case, the roller shutter will offer an effective barrier against radiating heat and airborne ashes.